Friday, September 17, 2010
911 prankster spent birthday in jail
after false call about murder
Officers took the call seriously, sending more than 30 officers, a helicopter and SWAT team before learning it was a prank call.
"The communications officer heard gunshots in the background," said Eustis police Chief Fred Cobb. Police said Brooks made the call that sent them to his neighbor's house.
Eustis police arrested Brooks on a felony charge of false report to law enforcement. Bond was set at $2,000. Police say Brooks is also accused of pulling similiar pranks over the summer at random addresses in Seminole County. "We absolutely take this seriously," Cobb said. (Info from www.dailycommercial.com/)